First Presenter's Institution

St. Paul Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

St. Paul Public Schools

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

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Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

Dan and I are the principal and assistant principal for a high school in the St. Paul Public School district. 4 years ago we noticed there was an alarming number of students being expelled from our district, furthermore we noticed the students were predominately African-American boys. In an effort to keep these kids in our district, give them a second chance and teach them skills to do things differently we created the Alternative to Expulsion (A2E) program. The program was originally designed for middle school and high school students, but we have recently expanded it to elementary students. This program fits really well with topics of racial equity, belonging, second chances, drop out prevention and alternative education.

Brief Program Description

Dan and I would give an overview of the Alternative to Expulsion program, how we created it, how much it costs, how we do it. The target audience would be middle school and high school teachers, and administrators. We would discuss the differences between our elementary program and our middle/high school program. Dan and I have worked together a long time and have a great presentation style

Summary

Our alternative to expulsion model is a practical model that can be used in any high school, middle school or elementary school setting. The A2E program is a 45 day program that helps keep kids in school. We would give practical take aways on how to create this program in your own school.

Evidence

The A2E program has kept over 350 kids from being expelled from the St. Paul Public School district.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Shauna has been in education for 14 years, primarily in the field of special education. She has a bachelor's degree in Social Science, a Master's Degree in Special Education and a k-12 principal license. She is currently the assistant principal at Journeys Secondary School in St. Paul which serves students with severe mental health and behavioral needs.

Dan has been in the field of education for nearly 20 years, always working in special education settings. He has a BA degree in child psychology, a mater's degree in Special Education and a K-12 principal license. He is currently the principal at Journeys Secondary School in St. Paul which is a school for students with severe mental health and behavioral challenges.

Keyword Descriptors

expulsion, alternative, belonging, prevention

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-7-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

3-7-2018 11:00 AM

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Alternative to Expulsion

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Dan and I would give an overview of the Alternative to Expulsion program, how we created it, how much it costs, how we do it. The target audience would be middle school and high school teachers, and administrators. We would discuss the differences between our elementary program and our middle/high school program. Dan and I have worked together a long time and have a great presentation style